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Kean Cemetery (2003), Russell County, Kentucky
Surveyed by Sheryl Neal Slaughter, Michael E. Slaughter & Gloria Redmon Faught

This cemetery is located south of Jamestown. From the Jamestown Square, go South on U.S. 127, 6.1 miles. Turn left on Clifty Creek Road. Proceed 1.4 miles. Turn right on Kean Cemetery Road. Follow the road 9/10 mile, where the road ends at the cemetery parking area. The cemetery is well maintained and wonderfully peaceful. We did not see any snakes, but did run into a black widow spider and nest on the front of one of the stones. It is in a fairly remote area and would be best not to go there alone.

     There are some tombstones piled over the hill outside the fenced area. They will need to be checked in the winter when the snakes are inactive. There are many field stones in the cemetery. We are in the process of trying to find someone who can give us information on those  buried in unmarked graves, as well as who those lot owners may be (particularly in rows 1-6). If you know someone who could help with this information, please let us know. Many of the stones are quite deteriorated. In some instances, chalk was used to bring out the inscription for photographing. Since the primary purpose of this page is to document genealogical information, it was deemed better to be able to clearly read the inscriptions.

     In the Extracted Data column, a / was used to separate the lines of text as they appear on the stone. Corrections and additions will be made as needed to this listing. Death certificates will be scanned, posted and linked from the Comments column. Comments from relatives and other knowledgeable persons will be added to help further identify the people buried here.  Check back often as the comments will be updated regularly.   We surveyed Kean cemetery from the back row, right to left, as you face the entrance from the parking lot. Most tombstones face the back of the cemetery. 

     All tombstones in the cemetery were photographed. Photos of stones containing information on living persons have not been included. If you are close family and would like a copy of one of these stones, place a request using the links at the top of this page. If you find your ancestor here, please send a thank-you and we'll forward it to the volunteers.

NAME

EXTRACTED DATA

COMMENTS

Row 1

Donna Kay BELL

Mom / DONNA KAY / BELL / JULY 13, 1953 / DEC. 4, 2001

Rest of row is footstones

Row 2

Ellen OAKES

ELLEN / WIFE OF / JOHN OAKES / BORN / MAY 10, 1855 / DIED / APRIL 18, 1879. /  
It was hard, indeed, to / Part with thee, / But Christ's strong / arm supported me. 

[none]

Infant MARCUM

Infant of / Louis & M. M. / MARCUM. / Gone so soon.

[none]

Mary M. MARCUM 

MARY M. / MARCUM / BORN / JULY 24, 1860 / DIED / AUG 30, 1884 

[none]

H. H. OAKS

H. H. OAKS / CO. I 5th KY CAL / BORN / MAR.24.1839 / DIED / SEPT.17.1922 / 
A father dear and a faithful / friend lies here. 

[none]

Nancy OAKES 

NANCY / WIFE OF / H. H. OAKES / JAN.22.1833 / MAR.28.1920 

[none]

D. D. DUTTON

D. D. DUTTON / CO. I / 5TH KY CAV / BORN / NO.28.1812 / DIED / NO.15.1872 

[none]

Elizabeth DUTTON

ELIZABETH DUTTON / BORN / NOV. 28, 1812,  / DIED / DEC. 4, 1885, 

[none]

Martin R. DUTTON 

MARTIN R DUTTON / CS ARMY / CIVIL WAR / JUN 22 1844  DEC 3 1929 

[none]

Elizzia M. DUTTON 

GONE HOME / ELIZZIA.M.DUTTON / BORN / APR. 8, 1842 / DIED / OCT. 13, 1889. / Farewell dear children my life is past / My love was yours while life did last / After me no sorrw[sic] take / But love each other for my sake. 

[none]

Perdidie RUSSELL  

Perdidie RUSSELL / BORN / SEP. 23, 1873. / DIED / MAY 16, 1897. / Kind angels watch her sleeping dust, / Till Jesus comes to raise the just; / Then may she wake with sweet surprise / and in her saviors image rise. 

[none]

Nel DUTTON

NEL DUTTON / BORN / JULY 28, 1900 / DIED / JULY 20, 1901

[none]

Row 3

 


Marton R. OAKS
 

MARTON R. OAKS / BORN / OCT 31.1869 / DIED / MAR 12.1877.

[none]

Parthena H. OAKS

PARTHENA H. OAKS / BORN / APR 2, 1862 / DIED / APR 15, 1862 

[none]

Stellia M. OAKS

STELLIA M. OAKS / BORN / JUNE 28, 1891 / DIED / MAR 6, 1893

There are a number of field rocks between Stellia and Dempsy DUTTON.

Dempsy D. DUTTON

DEMPSY D. / DUTTON  / OCT. 26, 1898 / AUG. 10, 1927 / Sleep-on sweet dempsy / and take thy rest God / called you home when / he thought it best. 

[none]

Row 4

Jno. CAINE

JNO CAINE / CO. C, / 13TH KY CAV. 

[none]

James H. KEAN

JAMES. H. / KEAN / BORN / AUG. 4, 1814 / DIED / SEPT. 13, 1892. / only sleeping 

[none]

Susan Prather KEAN

SUSAN PRATHER / Wife of / J. H. KEAN / BORN / NOV. 9, 1818 / DIED / MAR. 7, 1861 / All is well 

There are several field rocks between Susan Prather KEAN and Otha C. GRIDER.

Otha C. GRIDER

OTHA C GRIDER / PVT. U. S. ARMY / WORLD WAR II / SEP 10 1921 + MAR 24 1991 / PURPLE HEART 

[none]

Row 5

Charles KEAN

CHARLES KEAN / JUNE 25 1901 / FEB 18 1902 / SON OF J. H. KEAN 

[none]

Charles KEAN

CHARLES.KEAN.was / BORN.SEPTEMBER.THE.29 / DAY.1770.AND.DEC / EASED.SEPTEMBER / THE.29.1834 

[none]

Nathan McCLURE

NATHAN McCLURE / BORN / Mar. 28, 1807, / DIED / Feb. 19, 1869. / Dearest Father thou hast left us / Here thy loss we deeply feel / But tis God who has bereft us / He can all our sorrows heal. 

[none]

Sally D. McCLURE

SALLY D. / WIFE OF / NATHAN McCLURE / BORN / APR. 29, 1811 / DIED / Feb. 6, 1877. / In memory of my mother. 

[none]

Bryan S. McCLURE

Here rests a Beloved / BROTHER & UNCLE / Hon. BRYAN S. McCLURE / BORN / Mar. 13, 1841: / DIED / Feb. 15, 1888. / Dearest brother thou hast left us. / Here thy loss we deeply feel / But tis God who has bereft us. / He can all our sorrows heal. 

[none]

Forest Raye HUMBLE

FOREST.RAYE / HUMBLE / BORN / DEC. 31, 1890 / DIED / AUG. 11, 1907 / Darling Raye, he has left us / left us yes, for evermore / But we hope to meet our / loved one on that bright & happy shore. 

[none]

Mary L. STEPHENSON

STEPHENSON / MARY L / SEPT. 6, 1899 / AUG. 27, 1935 

[none]

Ora Dell HUMBLE

ORA DELL HUMBLE / NOV. 23, 1897 / MAR. 30, 1963 

[none]

Joseph George NILES

NILES / JOSEPH GEORGE / JUNE 21, 1916 / JAN. 1, 1998 

On same stone as Hazel Humble NILES

Hazel Humble NILES

[LIVING] 

On same stone as Joseph George NILES

Otha C. GRIDER

IN LOVING MEMORY / OTHA C / GRIDER / SEPT. 10, 1921 

Apparently has two tombstones.

Row 6

Sarah KEAN

SARAH KEAN / FEB. 13, 1875 / MAR. 20, 1902 / WIFE OF J. H. KEAN

[none]

J. C. W.

J. C. W. / W. BOR / NOV. 26. 18 / 71 D. MAR / CH 81 / [unreadable]

Very difficult to read. 

Row 7

Homer R. BECK

HOMER R. BECK / US ARMY / KOREA / 1931 - 1988

[none]

Priscilia KEAN

FAREWELL TILL WE MEET AGAIN / PRISCILIA / WIFE OF / E. G. KEAN, / BORN / FEB. 25, 1822, / DIED / MAY 19, 1883. / She ws a kind and affectionate mother, she is gone to her reward to live with God forever. / BROWN / N. ALBANY, IND.

[none]

Nathan J. WILLIAMS

NATHAN J. WILLIAMS / BORN / June 13, 1863 / DIED / Jan. 26, 1887. / A son and loving brother dear / a faithful friend lies buried here 

[none]

Wm. J. WILLIAMS

WM. J. / Son of / J. W. & MARY J. / WILLIAMS / Born / Mar. 21, 1874, / Died / Sept. 13, 1875

[none]

infant son WILLIAMS

INFANT / Son of / J. W. & MARY J. / WILLIAMS / Born / Sept. 20, 1865, / Died / Sept. 22, 1865.

[none]

Mary J. WILLIAMS

MARY J. / WIFE OF / J. W. WILLIAMS / BORN / JULY 8, 1836, DIED / JAN. 24, 1884. / A faithful wife and mother dear / In sweet repose is sleeping here. / Her painful loss we deeply feel, / But God can all our sorrows heal.

[none]

John W. WILLIAMS

JOHN W. WILLIAMS / BORN / MAR. 18, 1831 / DIED / MAR. 7, 1914. / An honest man is the noblest work of God.

[none]

Mary P. BRUMMETT

MARY P. / Daughter of / CORNELIUS & MAGGIE / BRUMMETT, / BORN May 4, 1890, / Died Oct. 9, 1891.

[none]

Nellow F. BRUMMETT

NELLOW F. BRUMMETT. / Born / Aug. 18, 1888; / Died / Sept. 30, 1888.

[none]

Sarah J. BRUMMETT

SARAH J. / Wife of / CORNELIUS BRUMMETT; / BORN / Feb. 2, 1860, / DIED / Oct. 8, 1888. / A loving wife and mother dear / lies buried here.

[none]

Cornelious BRUMMETT

CORNELIOUS BRUMMETT / BORN / Feb. 20, 1861, / DIED / Feb. 21, 1892. / "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth."

[none]

Magnolia BRUMMETT

MAGNOLIA, / Wife of / CORNELIOUS BRUMMETT / BORN / Feb. 16, 1870, / DIED / Apr. 25, 1892. / "Blessed are the deat that die in the Lord / from henceforth."

[none]

infant son BRUMMETT

INFANT / Son of / CORNELIOUS & MAGNOLIA / BRUMMETT, / Dead Born / March 1892.

[none]

Row 8

Homer Roy BECK

HOMER ROY / BECK / APRIL 16, 1931 / APRIL 28, 1988

[none]

Orville R. BECK

BECK / FATHER / ORIVLLE R. / JAN. 18, 1889 / MAY 25, 1958 / REST IN PEACE

On same stone as Lillie BECK.

Lillie BECK

BECK / MOTHER / LILLIE / JULY 27, 1892 / SEPT. 17, 1965 / REST IN PEACE

On same stone as Orville R. BECK.

Herman R. BECK

HERMAN R. / BECK / JUNE 4, 1913 / JAN. 30, 1930

[none]

Edna C. BECK

EDNA C. / BECK / DEC. 27, 1914 / FEB. 13, 1926

[none]

Floy M. Beck HOLT

FLOY M. BECK / Wife of O. H. HOLT / BORN / DEC. 23, 1887 / DIED / MAR. 12, 1916 / In that great cluster's ' Stillness, and seclusion, By guardian angels led, / Safe from temptations, / she lives whom we call dead. / HOLT

[none]

Mervin L. BECK

MERVIN L. / Son of / J. M. & M. A. / BECK / BORN / JULY 22, 1890 / DIED / JAN. 25, 1897 / weep not mother, / Sister or brother / For I am waiting / in glory for him.

[none]

Mary A. BECK

BECK / MARY A. / FEB. 6, 1867 / FEB. 16, 1952 

On same stone as John M. BECK.

John M. BECK

BEC / JOHN M. / AUG. 2, 1863 / MAY 14, 1893 

On same stone as Mary A. BECK.

John M. BECK

JOHN M. BECK / BORN / AUG. 2, 1863 / DIED / MAY 14, 1893. / Yet again we hope to meet thee, / when the day of life is fled; / Then in Heaven with joy to greet thee, / where no farewell tear is shed.

Apparently has two stones.

Josiah WILLIAMS

JOSIAH WILLIAMS / BORN / FEB. 14, 1858 / DIED / NOV. 8, 1888

[none]

Mary C. GLOVER

MARY C. GLOVER / BORN / DEC. 1, 1861 / DIED / NOV. 6, 1929

[none]

Francis B. MARCUM

FRANCIS B. / wife of / H. C. MARCUM / BORN / AUG. 7, 1823 / DIED / OCT. 28, 1894, / MARRIED JULY 4, 1841 / Farewell but not forever

[none]

Waldlef A. MARCUM

WALDLEF A. / MARCUM / FEB. 5, 1893 / JULY 10, 1896 / Gone but / not forgotten

[none]

H. C. MARCUM

H. C. MARCUM / BORN / NOV. 9, 1816 / DIED / JULY 19, 1897. / Gone but not forgotten

[none]

L. E. MARCUM

L. E. MARCUM / BORN / OCT. 28, 1909 / DIED / JULY 26, 1910

[photo taken before we evicted a black widow spider and dug out the stone to get the death date]

Louis MARCUM

MARCUM / LOUIS / APR. 1, 1852 / JUNE 19, 1929 / ASLEEP IN JESUS

On same stone as Julia MARCUM.

Julia MARCUM

MARCUM / JULIA / AUG. 24, 1867 / FEB. 4, 1949 / ASLEEP IN JESUS

On same stone as Louis MARCUM.

Row 9

Sarah WOOLRIDGE

SARAH / WOOLRIDGE / 1901 / Cem No. 68 Grave No. 41

[none]

George W. WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS / GEORGE W. / 1832-1912

On same stone as Mary C. WILLIAMS.

Mary C. WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS / HIS WIFE / MARY C. / 1848-1929

On same stone as George W. WILLIAMS.

Martha BECK

MARTHA BECK / BORN / DEC. 21, 1823 / DIED / JULY 28, 1894 / Dear mother tho’ / we miss you much /We know you / rest with God

[none]

Sopha WILLIAMS

SOPHA / DAUGHT OF / L. E. & F. L. WILLIAMS / NOV. 24, 1910 / SEPT. 2, 1912 /

[none]

Evelyn WILLIAMS

EVELYN WILLIAMS / MAR 29, 1931 / JUNE 8, 1972 / ASLEEP IN JESUS

[none]

Lewis "Ike" WILLIAMS

LEWIS "IKE" WILLIAMS / MAY 10, 1929 / JULY 26, 1998 / ASLEEP IN JESUS

[none]

Luke P. WILLIAMS

LUKE P. WILLIAMS / JAN. 17, 1881 / OCT . 11, 1945

[none]

Rosa WILLIAMS

ROSA WILLIAMS / JAN. 19, 1878 / SEPT. 26, 1946

[none]

Melven LAWLESS

MELVEN / LAWLESS / MAR. 14, 1903 / APR. 5, 1903 / Gone to be an angel.

[none]

Harm LAWLESS

HARM / LAWLESS / BORN / DEC. 1, 1914 / DIED / DEC. 4, 1914 / Gone to be an angel.

[none]

P. Leslie LAWLESS

LAWLESS / P. LESLIE / JULY 31, 1871 / OCT. 24, 1959 / LET OUR FATHER'S WILL BE DONE

On same stone as Ollie M. LAWLESS.

Ollie M. LAWLESS

LAWLESS / OLLIE M. / SEPT. 10, 1877 / JUNE 24, 1954 / LET OUR FATHER'S WILL BE DONE

On same stone as P. Leslie LAWLESS.

Kline Irvin MARCUM

SON OF / JOHN & JOSEPHINE / MARCUM / KLINE IRVIN / APR. 21, 1933 / APR. 29, 1933

[none]

Row 10

Grant WRIGHT

WRIGHT / GRANT / OCT. 22, 1873 / JAN. 8, 1961 / IN HIS WILL IS OUR PEACE

On same stone as Samantha J. WRIGHT.

Samantha J. WRIGHT

WRIGHT / SAMANTHA J. / APR. 12, 1875 / AUG. 20, 1930 / IN HIS WILL IS OUR PEACE

On same stone as Grant WRIGHT.

Audra I. DABNEY

Mother / 1923 / 1990 / AUDRA I. DABNEY

[none]

Melvin E. WILLIAMS

MELVIN E. / SON OF / L. P. & M. S. / WILLIAMS / BORN / SEPT. 29, 1917 / DIED / OCT. 11, 1917 / Gone to be an angel.

[none]

Josiah S. WILLIAMS

JOSIAH S. / SON OF / L. P. & M. S. WILLIAMS / BORN / OCT. 30, 1905 / DIED / NOV. 2, 1906 

[none]

Alma E. WILLIAMS

alma e. / DAUGHTER OF / L. P. & M. S. WILLIAMS / BORN / MAY 22, 1907 / DIED / JUNE 17, 1908

[none]

Norah LEE [WILLIAMS?]

NORAH LEE / JAN. 15, 1898 / JAN. 18, 1962

[none]

Albert RAY [WILLIAMS?]

ALBERT RAY / JAN. 30, 1901 / MAR. 31, 1927 

[none]

WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS

No other inscription.

John P. BECK

JOHN P. / SON OF / W. L. & E. M. / BECK / BORN / NOV 6. 1912 / DIED / JUN 2, 1913 / Gone to be an angel.

[none] 

George B. BERNARD

Son / GEORGE B. / BERNARD / AUG. 20, 1938 / AUG. 26, 1941 

[none]

Billie BERNARD

SON / BILLIE / BERNARD / APR. 18, 1936 / JULY 18, 1936 

[none]

Nila Jill BERNARD

NILA JILL / BERNARD / BORN & DIED / OCT. 29, 1959 / AT REST 

Probably same person as metal funeral home marker below.

Hiram E. BERNARD

BERNARD / HIRAM E. / APR. 5, 1913 / NOV. 9, 1962

On same stone as Edna BERNARD.

Edna BERNARD

BERNARD / EDNA / JULY 18, 1915 / JULY 21, 1989

On same stone as Hiram E. BERNARD.

Nila Jill BERNARD

NILA JILL BERNARD / H. E. PRUITT FUNERAL HOME

Metal funeral home marker.

Row 11

Roy A. BROWN

ROY A. / SON OF / J.M. & F.E. BROWN / BORN / SEPT. 6, 1907 / DIED / APR. 9, 1909 

[none]

Evajean BELL

EVAJEAN BELL

[none]

Lou Ellen BELL

Lou Ellen BELL

[none]

Arthur BELL

ARTHUR BELL / AUG. 17, 1911 / MAR. 24, 1942

On same stone as Nannie P. BELL.

Nannie P. BELL

NANNIE P. BELL / NOV. 7, 1916 / MAY 1, 1990 / A LOVING MOTHER AND FAITHFUL FRIEND

On same stone as Arthur BELL.

Bernard J. MATTINGLY

JESUS MERCY / BERNARD J. / MATTINGLY / JUNE 3, 1944 / JAN. 7, 1987 / A GRATE SALESMAN 

[none]

Mary Lois WRIGHT

MARY LOIS / B & D FEB 1933 / DAUGHTER OF / P.W. & / ROXIE / WRIGHT / At rest. 

[none]

Clarence BLANKINSHIP

CLARENCE / BLANKINSHIP / BORN / OCT 28, 1890 / DIED / APR. 20, 1915 / Asleep in Jesus / Blessed thought.

[none]

WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS

No other inscription.

Stanley MARCUM

MARCUM  / ADA / APR. 19, 1905 / MAY 31, 1945 /THERE ARE NO PARTINGS IN HEAVEN

On same stone as Ada MARCUM.

Ada MARCUM

MARCUM / STANLEY / APR. 7, 1902 / JAN. 11, 1994 / THERE ARE NO PARTINGS IN HEAVEN

On same stone as Stanely MARCUM.

Serah Joe MARCUM

SERAH JOE / MARCUM / DEC. 24, 1943 / DEC. 25, 1943

[none]

Stanley MARCUM Jr.

STANLEY JR. / MARCUM / MAR. 30, 1924 / APR. 3, 1924

[none]

Eddie Leon MARCUM

EDDIE LEON / MARCUM / MAY 23, 1960 / JUNE 2, 1960 

[none]

Moran SKINNER

[living] 

On same stone as Kay SKINNER.

Kay SKINNER

SKINNER / KAY / APR. 11, 1939 / APR. 9, 1985

On same stone as Moran SKINNER.

Clarence E. BERNARD

IN LOVING MEMORY / CLARENCE E. / BERNARD / MAR. 17, 1917 / MAR. 27, 1983 

[none]

Ivis E. BERNARD

BERNARD / FATHER / IVIS E. / DEC. 1, 1886 / JUNE 30, 1985

On same stone as Joe Bessie BERNARD. 

Joe Bessie BERNARD

BERNARD / MOTHER / JOE BESSIE / FEB. 16, 1889 / NOV. 24, 1968

On same stone as Ivis E. BERNARD.

Kent E. BERNARD

KENT E. BERNARD / OCT. 9, 1946 

[none]

Row 12

Mary Lois BELL

MARY LOIS / BELL / JAN. 26, 1933 / FEB. 16, 1933

[none]

Ronald D. BELL

SON / RONALD D. / BELL / JAN. 3, 1961 / OCT. 18, 1986

[none]

Ernest R. BELL

[living]

On same stone as Anthony Lynn BELL.

Anthony Lynn BELL

BELL / SON / ANTHONY LYNN / APR. 7, 1974 / DEC. 19, 1998

On same stone as Ernest R. BELL.

Sarah E. HOLT

SARAH E. HOLT / JAN. 5, 1896 / JAN. 6, 1929 / MOTHER, HOW WE MISS YOU. 

[none]

Owen HOLT Jr.

[LIVING] 

On same stone as Gaye L. HOLT

Gaye L. HOLT

[LIVING]

On same stone as Owen HOLT Jr.

Fannie BELL

FANNIE BELL / AUG 6, 1863 / MAR 29, 1939

[none]

Sally B. ALLEN

Sally B. Allen Apr. 4, 1895 – Jul 18, 1950 / H. E. Pruitt Funeral Home 

Metal funeral home marker. 

Mary HALL

HALL / MARY / APR. 12, 1934 / SEPT. 5, 1981 / WED / MAY 16, 1959

On same stone as Glen HALL.

Glen HALL

[LIVING] 

On same stone as Mary HALL.


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